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Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

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A year ago today I walked out of the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) for the last time as editor. Twenty-seven years there, 13 of them as editor. It was a good run. But I wish I had been smarter. After a year as a civilian newspaper reader, I realize how often...
Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong
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Vatican unveils Pope's Twitter account

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Pope Benedict XVI will extend his online presence to Twitter and start answering questions put to him via the social network in English and seven other languages....
Vatican unveils Pope's Twitter account

Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

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Nigeria’s Amazon clone has launched with an offer of 1,500 naira (US$9.20) gift for new subscribers. For new orders, Kasuwa will offer free shipping for goods bought as a part of its launch promotion. Currently, the site’s wares include books, electronics, mobile phones, computing and hardware. Kasuwa will also offer its customer pay-on-delivery...
Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its presence in Asia. The team-up looks set to bring Evernote's services...
'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)
With new U.S. presence, Shopcade expands its social commerce business model

ZTE Grand X appears in T-Mobile USA garb at the FCC

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If you were wondering whether or not the ZTE Grand X would cross the oceans to launch in the US, there's a good chance the mystery is over. An unusually detailed FCC filing has uncovered a V970T variant that's destined for T-Mobile USA, complete with the carrier branding, Wi-Fi...
ZTE Grand X appears in T-Mobile USA garb at the FCC

Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

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Ruslan Kogan may not be a known entity in the U.S., but the Aussie entrepreneur is a pioneer of online retail in Australia and happens to be the country’s wealthiest self-made person under the age of 30. Oh, and he also founded Kogan.com, a a manufacturer and direct retailer of...
Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

Kobo touts 'millions' of sales in 2012

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Kobo's starting its post-CES 2013 (the year doesn't really start until after the Consumer Electronic Show, right?) with a little bit of sales-inspired back patting. Apparently the company managed to bring 4 million folks on-board to its e-reading ways over the past six months, bumping up its registered user...
Kobo touts 'millions' of sales in 2012
Has Apple caught up to Windows in the 'post-PC' era?

How to get your Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to the top

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Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, is well on her way to achieving the mission she set for herself back in 2008 when the company launched—democratize funding. "In a world where everybody is funding everything, the role of gatekeeper will become obsolete," she told Wired UK at Web...
How to get your Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to the top

Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised

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Facebook said Friday it had been the target of a sophisticated hacking attack but that it had no evidence any user data had been compromised. The attack comes two weeks after Twitter asked 250,000 of its users to reset their passwords after it too was hacked. In the same...
Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised
PS Vita getting Hulu Plus and Crackle video-streaming apps 'soon'

Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

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Last year’s NY Tech Day was the first of its kind, a massive science fair-type even where 200 NYC startups presented themselves to 4500 people. This year’s event, slated for April 25, will be even bigger, with 500 booths and capacity for 10,000 visitors. Oh, entrance is free, too. To...
Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25
Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved,' says former Apple exec Tony Fadell

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Vuzix's Paul Travers

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Wearable domination at this year's show? Vuzix certainly had quite a presence at CES with those Smart Glasses we've been hearing so much about. We'll be discussing the product and the state of wearables with the company's CEO, Wearable domination at this year's show? Vuzix certainly had quite a...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Vuzix's Paul Travers

Apple rests case, Samsung challenges patent validity

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Apple today rested its case after calling a damages expert to the stand in its contentious patent lawsuit with Samsung in Judge Lucy Koh's court in San Francisco. After spending more time cross-examining Apple's witnesses than Apple took in questioning them, Samsung has started its offensive, challenging the presence of...
Apple rests case, Samsung challenges patent validity

Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

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Intel today announced that CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May. In a press release, the company said that Otellini will take his leave at the company’s annual stockholder meeting in May, with the stated intent of easing the management transition during the next 6 months. Otellini has been CEO...
Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

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Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a “Want” button — a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed by Facebook itself, different from “want” buttons already being developed by third parties (one example here), and partially...
Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce
iPhone 5 coming to EE, the UK's first 4G carrier

Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

www.electronista.com
On Tuesday, US District Court Judge Michael Posnor decreed that Netflix and other public online services are subject to provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision could require Internet-streamed media to include accommodations for the deaf or blind, such as captions or descriptive text. The judge wasn't...
Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone

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Handset due to arrive in mid-2013, according to Bloomberg -- the latest in a long string of reports the social-networking giant was ready to dial up mobile presence. [Read more]...
Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone
Where did the Mars 'spider' formations come from?

Want A Meeting With Tim Cook? You Can Win One For Charity

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ChartityBuzz in conjunction with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is auctioning off a coffee break with Apple CEO Tim Cook at his Cupertino office, a prize valued at $50,000. That’s right: if you have a great idea for the next Apple TV With Smellovision this...
Want A Meeting With Tim Cook? You Can Win One For Charity
Kobo signs deal with independent bookstores to expand presence in US

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

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Two and a half years ago, Daily Variety, the big Hollywood trade magazine, basically ceded the entire online world to its main competitor, The Hollywood Reporter, by putting up a paywall. At the time, it bizarrely claimed that doing so would mean it wouldn't have to cover "gossip, half-truths and...
Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free
Facebook Is Home To 83 Million 'Undesirables'
This Survey Says Tumblr Is a Ghost Town For Brands (YHOO)
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